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Ruth W. Anderson, 94, of Rockford, died December 23, 2015 at Peterson Meadows Retirement Center. Born May 8, 1921 in Rockford, the daughter of Henning and Sigrid (Johnson) Anderson. Ruth worked as a bookkeeper for several local companies. She was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She loved to bake and garden and was a wonderful caregiver to her mother and her sister, Doris.
She is survived by her nieces, Katherine E. Jarvis of Rockford, Barbara L. Minnier of Montgomery Village, MD, and Cynthia (Robert) Stroud of Janesville, WI; great-niece and great-nephews, Tina K. Minnier, Aaron R. (Adrienne) and Jeffrey A. (Meagan) Stroud; and one great-great-nephew, Theodore Stroud. Predeceased by her sisters, Doris L. Anderson and Marion L. Jarvis.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 S 6th St, Rockford, IL 61104, with Rev. William Dahlberg officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service in church. Private family burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church.

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